No Jet Yet for SD Governor | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 08.29.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.29.14 **
** Airborne 08.27.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.27.14 **
** Airborne 08.25.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 08.25.14 **

Thu, May 15, 2003

No Jet Yet for SD Governor

It's Not News

South Dakota's governor, Mike Rounds, said there won't be any decision on whether to get rid of the state's 1988 King Air B200, at least until auditors examinie its costs and compare them to a likely replacement, one without propellers.

Sources near the study say that, while a jet (they turned down a Citation II in 1994, when replacing the MU-2 in which the former governor, George Mickelson and seven others were killed) would cost more to buy, maintain, and operate, it has a higher resale value.

The downside to a jet, some say, would be public perception: some would probably protest the higher initial cost, operating expenses, and maintenance; and overlook the resale value.

There are any number of jet people who would argue that a jet, faster point-to-point, also can cost less overall, if used primarily on long trips.

That, of course, brings up the question of whether the Governor should maybe have two airplanes...

FMI: www.state.sd.us/governor

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: 26,000 Pounds of Heli-Beast -- The Cold War Air Museum’s Mi-24

Ugly To Many, But Incredibly Beautiful To Hard-Core Helo Fans ANN CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Jim Campbell visited the Cold War Air Museum's Mi-24 Russian helicopter at HAI a little o>[...]

Airborne 08.29.14: Google Drone!, Cessna's 10,000th, Bearhawk LODA

Also: Big Boeing Order, Napa Tower Quaked, Landsberg Retires, Galileo Falters Breaking News! Google has unveiled an exciting new UAV project, called Project Wing, which has been un>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.01.14)

“We are delighted that construction of a world-class aerospace assembly facility is underway in Lafayette and that skilled Louisiana workers will be producing the standard-be>[...]

Annual Oshkosh 2014 'Best/Worst Of' Award Selection Invites YOUR Participation!

YOU Can Contribute To The Annual List Compiled By The Staff and Readership of the ANN and Aero-TV! E-I-C Note: We're going to start naming names and dropping details THIS week--- t>[...]

Klyde Morris (09.01.14)

Klyde Drones On... and On... FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC